History Of Cinema Essays

The History of Film, and the Film Industry Today Essay

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In 1867 William Lincoln patented a contraption that would revolutionize the entertainment industry. Lincoln’s first film capturing camera was called the “zoopraxiscope” or the “Wheel of Life.” Later on, in the 1890’s people began creating their own versions of portable cameras, whereas Lincoln’s camera was always mounted to a tripod, to prevent moving pieces from breaking. There is no way they could have known what an impact they would have had on the world. Film throughout the ages has created many incredible people, styles, and technology. Through film, there was less pressure for actors. Film directors began inventing new directing styles and abilities, taking film to their own, personal level. As for technology, the constant…show more content…

Alfred Hitchcock was born 1899 in London, England to one William Hitchcock. After completing a successful career in the UK in the film industry, Alfred moved to Hollywood and became an American citizen. While Hitchcock was in Hollywood, he directed highly successful films such as “Psycho” and “Vertigo,” as well as several films, lower in popularity, that were taken as plotlines for modern directors films. In a 2007 poll, Hitchcock was declared the greatest filmmaker to impact the industry. I believe it’s a title he truly earned. Today, the number of film directors has increased greatly. On average, there are 25 actors for every one director in Hollywood, giving directors the advantage of having a more successful audition. One director, who has benefitted from this statistic, is Mr. James Cameron. Cameron was born in Ontario, Canada in 1954. Like Hitchcock, Cameron revolutionized the industry, setting a new bar for films. Beginning in 1984, when he released his hit “Terminator.” Later on, Cameron would release hits such as “Titanic”, “Terminator 2”, and the film that changed history, “Avatar.”
“Avatar” in itself was nothing short of a true masterpiece. In 1994 when Cameron wrote the script, he decided that the technology was far too inferior to the films demands, and nobly chose to postpone production. Upon its release in 2009, Avatar swept America instantly. Winning 3 Oscars and grossing a worldwide 2.7 Billion

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...Paper - I 1. Sources: Archaeological sources:Exploration, excavation, epigraphy, numismatics, monuments Literary sources: Indigenous: Primary and secondary; poetry, scientific literature, literature, literature in regional languages, religious literature. Foreign accounts: Greek, Chinese and Arab writers. 2. Pre-history and Proto-history: Geographical factors; hunting and gathering (paleolithic and mesolithic); Beginning of agriculture (neolithic and chalcolithic). 3. Indus Valley Civilization: Origin, date, extent, characteristics, decline, survival and significance, art and architecture. 4. Megalithic Cultures: Distribution of pastoral and farming cultures outside the Indus, Development of community life, Settlements, Development of agriculture, Crafts, Pottery, and Iron industry. 5. Aryans and Vedic Period: Expansions of Aryans in India. Vedic Period: Religious and philosophic literature; Transformation from Rig Vedic  period to the later Vedic period; Political, social and economical life; Significance of the Vedic Age; Evolution of Monarchy and Varna system. 6. Period of Mahajanapadas: Formation of States (Mahajanapada): Republics and monarchies; Rise of urban centres; Trade routes; Economic growth; Introduction of coinage; Spread of Jainism and Buddhism; Rise of Magadha and Nandas. Iranian and Macedonian invasions and their impact. 7. Mauryan Empire: Foundation of the Mauryan Empire, Chandragupta, Kautilya and Arthashastra; Ashoka;...

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